Young Mahrissa Morris learned a little about history as she tried out a rotary-dial telephone which was on display during the Vinton County Community Yard Sale. (Telegram Photo by Red Thompson, Jr.)
Young Mahrissa Morris learned a little about history as she tried out a rotary-dial telephone which was on display during the Vinton County Community Yard Sale. (Telegram Photo by Red Thompson, Jr.)

There were many unique items and historical treasures on the selling block during the Vinton County Community Yard Sale, which was held last Saturday, June 5.

The event is sponsored by the Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and yard sales doing business all over the county. The traffic was brisk as a mix of bargain hunters, historical researchers and curious shoppers were stopping at the homes and businesses to look at and buy from the wide range of items. A total of 34 vendors registered as participants.

One of the more historical items was found at John's Antiques in Hamden. It was a picture of some of the greatest Cincinnati Reds baseball players of all time. Included in the picture were Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench and Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, who played on the 1975 and 1976 World Series championship teams. That picture sold for $35. There were also some history lessons to be learned as Mahrissa Morris discovered old Rotary-style telephones for sale. Another unique item was an old scale owned by Maurice Napper of Wellston who was a longtime teacher and former broadcaster. There was more history to be found at the Jim and Diane Eberts residence as they had a collection of Life Magazine editions going back to the 1960s and 1970s.

Elsewhere, Olivia Henneman was selling her homemade earrings and Melvin Nickell had some nice tools for sale.

After the sale was completed, many people descended on Zaleski, to enjoy a concert by regional singer Donna Mogavero at Uncle Buck’s.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau organizes these events to boost the restaurant, convenience stores and other businesses in the county. For more about the CVB log onto vintontravel.com.